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2012 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards: Gold Medal Winner
“Tales, unlike stories, never lie. You see, a tale is an account of things in their due order, often divulged secretly, or as gossip. Would you like to hear one?” —Lord Autumn
Uncle Ebb was so good at telling his tales of the Moon Realm that Lily and Jasper used to wonder if he’d been there himself. But as teenagers, they’re beyond all that—up until the moment they’re plunged into the fantastic bedtime tales of their youth. Now, armed with nothing more than memories—and the moon coin—Lily and Jasper must piece together Uncle Ebb’s shattered tales and unite the fractured Moon Realm, or lose the moons they loved so much . . . all over again.
Illustrated by Carolyn Arcabascio. Volume One of the The Moon Realm Series
Preview: The Moon Coin.
Six chapters formatted for ePub, Mobi, or PDF.
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Praise for The Moon Coin
“If I had to compare The Moon Coin to any other work, I’d say it is a cross between Chronicles of Narnia and Lord of the Rings. It reads very well for middle grade and younger YA, like Narnia, with the immense fantasy of LOTR. The imagery is so captivating, Lily is so mature, and the reader is swept along [on] her adventure as if we are riding the Rinn or facing the dragon ourselves. It is everything you want a great fantasy to be and then some.”
—Gathering Leaves Reviews (5 Stars)
“The Moon Coin was Middle-Grade Fantasy at its best! The world Richard Due created was lush and overflowing with imagination and wonder. This story puts you in a fantasy overload, full of creatures and places you only dream about existing. When I was a kid I would have annihilated this book, slept with it under my pillow, and carried it with me at school.”
—Sizzling Reads (5 Flames)
“The Moon Coin, fast, furious and immensely enjoyable, reminded me of what I love about fiction. . . . The way Mr. Due has crafted his tale is wickedly enthralling, with a touch of what we know added into the larger mix of what we don’t, we get to discover everything right along with Lily (and eventually Jasper). There are surprises around every corner and by taking the more difficult theme of division, forcible annexation and the underlying currents of coloring up the truth, Mr. Due has made The Moon Coin into a story that is deeply layered and developed as much as it is entertaining and delightful.”
—In the Closet with a Bibliophile (5 Stars)
“. . . I fell in love with the hand drawn illustrations. Call me old fashioned, but I really miss the days when all illustrations looked like these. Computers are a fantastic invention (without them this ebook wouldn’t exist) but I sure do miss the gorgeous fruits of someone talented’s labor. Carolyn Arcabascio’s illustrations really bring the story to life. They are that little link that makes all the difference in becoming immersed in the story.”
—Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile (5 Stars)
“The world of the Moon Realm is so wonderfully detailed and vivid that you have no trouble imagining everything that Lily is going through. The book also includes really fantastic illustrations. The world building is really awesome and is most definitely a stand out feature of this book.”
—A Bookish Affair (4.5 Stars)
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